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Events & Things to Do in Rockford IL

Welcome to Rockford IL's one-stop-shop for events! This website is your go-to source for finding the latest and greatest happenings in Rockford IL. Whether you're looking for a fun family activity, a night out with friends, or a unique cultural experience, you'll find it all right here. We've handpicked a variety of events to suit every interest and budget, so you can easily plan your day and make the most of your time in Rockford IL. From festivals and concerts to exhibitions and workshops, there's always something exciting happening in this vibrant city. So check out our calendar of events and get ready to experience Rockford IL like never before!

Today's Events | Rockford IL

Looking for things to do in Rockford IL today? Here are some exciting events happening around town that you won't want to miss:

Habitat Restore- Rockford

Habitat Restore- Rockford

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

Fri

19

Apr

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

10:00 AM @ Habitat Restore- Rockford

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Lucha Cantina

Lucha Cantina

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

Fri

19

Apr

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

11:00 AM @ Lucha Cantina

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Midway Village Museum

Midway Village Museum

Hands-on History, the Great War: WWI School Day event.

Fri

19

Apr

Hands-on History, the Great War: WWI School Day event.

1:00 PM @ Midway Village Museum

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

Fri

19

Apr

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

4:00 PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Test Site

Test Site

Cultural Kaleidoscope

Fri

19

Apr

Cultural Kaleidoscope

5:00 PM @ Test Site

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Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

An Evening of Music with the Driftless Revelers

Fri

19

Apr

An Evening of Music with the Driftless Revelers

5:30 PM @ Pig Minds Brewing Co.

$18.00 - $25.00

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Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage

Speakeasy Murder Mystery Night

Fri

19

Apr

Speakeasy Murder Mystery Night

6:00 PM @ Tinker Swiss Cottage

$20.00 - $25.00

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Prairie Street Brewing Company

Prairie Street Brewing Company

Barrel of Laughs featuring Calvin Evans

Fri

19

Apr

Barrel of Laughs featuring Calvin Evans

6:30 PM @ Prairie Street Brewing Company

$30.00 - $160.00

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

Open Mic Poetry Night @ LIAM

Fri

19

Apr

Open Mic Poetry Night @ LIAM

6:30 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Frosty Fridays Public Skate Sessions

Fri

19

Apr

Frosty Fridays Public Skate Sessions

7:00 PM @ Carlson Ice Arena

$10.00

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City First Church

City First Church

Original Conference 2024 (RFD)

Fri

19

Apr

Original Conference 2024 (RFD)

7:00 PM @ City First Church

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BMO Center

BMO Center

IceHogs 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule

Fri

19

Apr

IceHogs 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule

7:00 PM @ BMO Center

Free

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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

IceHogs Games

Fri

19

Apr

IceHogs Games

7:00 PM @ Rockford IceHogs

Free

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Rockford University

Rockford University

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

Fri

19

Apr

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

7:30 PM @ Rockford University Clark Arts Center

Free - $12.00

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Chasin' Feelings Car Club

Chasin' Feelings Car Club

Rockford Friday Night's Park and Chill @ Buddy's Smoke Shop

Fri

19

Apr

Rockford Friday Night's Park and Chill @ Buddy's Smoke Shop

8:00 PM @ Chasin' Feelings Car Club

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District Bar and Grill

District Bar and Grill

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks @ District [Rockford]

Fri

19

Apr

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks @ District [Rockford]

8:00 PM @ District Bar and Grill

$10.00

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Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Hairball

Fri

19

Apr

Hairball

8:00 PM @ Coronado Performing Arts Center

$29.00 - $124.00

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Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Town Exhibit

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Discovery Town Exhibit

9:30 AM @ Discovery Center Museum

Free - $11.00

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Things To Do This Weekend In Rockford IL

Looking for things to do in Rockford IL this weekend? Here's the full list of events from Friday through Sunday of what's going on in the Rockford region. Our carefully curated list highlights a diverse range of events, attractions, and leisure activities, ensuring there's something for everyone—regardless of age, interests, or budget.

So, whether you're a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, let's come together to celebrate and enjoy the distinctive charm and vibrant spirit that define Rockford IL. From parks and cultural attractions to foodie hotspots and family-friendly entertainment, get ready to make this weekend one for the books!

Habitat Restore- Rockford

Habitat Restore- Rockford

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

Fri

19

Apr

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

10:00 AM @ Habitat Restore- Rockford

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Lucha Cantina

Lucha Cantina

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

Fri

19

Apr

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

11:00 AM @ Lucha Cantina

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Info

Midway Village Museum

Midway Village Museum

Hands-on History, the Great War: WWI School Day event.

Fri

19

Apr

Hands-on History, the Great War: WWI School Day event.

1:00 PM @ Midway Village Museum

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Info

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

Fri

19

Apr

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

4:00 PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Test Site

Test Site

Cultural Kaleidoscope

Fri

19

Apr

Cultural Kaleidoscope

5:00 PM @ Test Site

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Pig Minds Brewing Co.

Pig Minds Brewing Co.

An Evening of Music with the Driftless Revelers

Fri

19

Apr

An Evening of Music with the Driftless Revelers

5:30 PM @ Pig Minds Brewing Co.

$18.00 - $25.00

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Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage

Speakeasy Murder Mystery Night

Fri

19

Apr

Speakeasy Murder Mystery Night

6:00 PM @ Tinker Swiss Cottage

$20.00 - $25.00

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Prairie Street Brewing Company

Prairie Street Brewing Company

Barrel of Laughs featuring Calvin Evans

Fri

19

Apr

Barrel of Laughs featuring Calvin Evans

6:30 PM @ Prairie Street Brewing Company

$30.00 - $160.00

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

Open Mic Poetry Night @ LIAM

Fri

19

Apr

Open Mic Poetry Night @ LIAM

6:30 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

Frosty Fridays Public Skate Sessions

Fri

19

Apr

Frosty Fridays Public Skate Sessions

7:00 PM @ Carlson Ice Arena

$10.00

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City First Church

City First Church

Original Conference 2024 (RFD)

Fri

19

Apr

Original Conference 2024 (RFD)

7:00 PM @ City First Church

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BMO Center

BMO Center

IceHogs 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule

Fri

19

Apr

IceHogs 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule

7:00 PM @ BMO Center

Free

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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

IceHogs Games

Fri

19

Apr

IceHogs Games

7:00 PM @ Rockford IceHogs

Free

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Rockford University

Rockford University

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

Fri

19

Apr

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

7:30 PM @ Rockford University Clark Arts Center

Free - $12.00

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Chasin' Feelings Car Club

Chasin' Feelings Car Club

Rockford Friday Night's Park and Chill @ Buddy's Smoke Shop

Fri

19

Apr

Rockford Friday Night's Park and Chill @ Buddy's Smoke Shop

8:00 PM @ Chasin' Feelings Car Club

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District Bar and Grill

District Bar and Grill

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks @ District [Rockford]

Fri

19

Apr

Emo Night w/ All American Throwbacks @ District [Rockford]

8:00 PM @ District Bar and Grill

$10.00

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Coronado Performing Arts Center

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Hairball

Fri

19

Apr

Hairball

8:00 PM @ Coronado Performing Arts Center

$29.00 - $124.00

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

ELITE GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

Sat

20

Apr

ELITE GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP

9:00 AM @ UW Health Sports Factory

$75.00

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Atwood Center

Atwood Center

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

Sat

20

Apr

Atwood Center Birds of Prey

10:00 AM @ Atwood Center

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Smarty Pants Rockford Art Studio

Smarty Pants Rockford Art Studio

SATURDAY MORNING ART CLUB

Sat

20

Apr

SATURDAY MORNING ART CLUB

10:00 AM @ Smarty Pants Rockford Art Studio

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

Sat

20

Apr

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

10:00 AM @ Rockford Public Library

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Habitat Restore- Rockford

Habitat Restore- Rockford

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

Sat

20

Apr

Rock the Rockford ReStore Event

10:00 AM @ Habitat Restore- Rockford

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Rockford Public Library

Rockford Public Library

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

Sat

20

Apr

Snarky Cross Stitch Club

10:00 AM @ Rockford Public Library

Free

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Salt+Sol

Salt+Sol

Spirit Art

Sat

20

Apr

Spirit Art

11:00 AM @ Salt+Sol

$50.00

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Lucha Cantina

Lucha Cantina

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

Sat

20

Apr

Spring Art Scene at Lucha Cantina

11:00 AM @ Lucha Cantina

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Baked Wings

Baked Wings

4/20 at Baked Wings!

Sat

20

Apr

4/20 at Baked Wings!

11:00 AM @ Baked Wings

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Rockford Park District

Rockford Park District

In the Outdoors: Ecosystem Hopping

Sat

20

Apr

In the Outdoors: Ecosystem Hopping

1:00 PM @ Rockford Park District

Free

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Nature At The Confluence

Nature At The Confluence

Seasons, Cycles and Insights

Sat

20

Apr

Seasons, Cycles and Insights

1:00 PM @ Nature At The Confluence

$20.00

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Harlem Community Center

Harlem Community Center

FREE Family Concert with Jennifer Daniels

Sat

20

Apr

FREE Family Concert with Jennifer Daniels

1:30 PM @ Harlem High School

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Anderson Japanese Gardens

Anderson Japanese Gardens

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

Sat

20

Apr

Spring ArtScene- Positive Distractions

4:00 PM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens

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Test Site

Test Site

Cultural Kaleidoscope

Sat

20

Apr

Cultural Kaleidoscope

4:00 PM @ Test Site

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

Queer Families Community Connection

Sat

20

Apr

Queer Families Community Connection

6:00 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

IceHogs Games

Sat

20

Apr

IceHogs Games

6:00 PM @ Rockford IceHogs

Free

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RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

Gavin Arnold

Sat

20

Apr

Gavin Arnold

7:00 PM @ RBI / Bourbon Street Lounge

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Midtown District

Midtown District

Karaoke Party @ The Lyran Club

Sat

20

Apr

Karaoke Party @ The Lyran Club

7:00 PM @ The Lyran Club

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Rockford University

Rockford University

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

Sat

20

Apr

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

7:30 PM @ Rockford University Clark Arts Center

Free - $12.00

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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County

Earth Day Trash Bash

Sun

21

Apr

Earth Day Trash Bash

10:00 AM @ Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve

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Screw City Tavern

Screw City Tavern

1St Annual Screw City Detail Car Show

Sun

21

Apr

1St Annual Screw City Detail Car Show

10:00 AM @ Screw City Tavern

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Rockford University

Rockford University

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

Sun

21

Apr

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

2:00 PM @ Rockford University Clark Arts Center

Free - $12.00

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Rockford IceHogs

Rockford IceHogs

IceHogs Games

Sun

21

Apr

IceHogs Games

3:00 PM @ Rockford IceHogs

Free

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The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation

Farmers Rising - Queering Local Food: Spring Series

Sun

21

Apr

Farmers Rising - Queering Local Food: Spring Series

4:30 PM @ The Liam Foundation

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Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Town Exhibit

ON

GO

ING

Discovery Town Exhibit

9:30 AM @ Discovery Center Museum

Free - $11.00

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